Khaled Hosseini speaks at Saratoga Reads

Last night we had the privilege to meet Khaled Hosseini who was interviewed by Joe Dohahue at the Arthur Zankel Music Center at Skidmore College. He was sponsored as a part of the Saratoga Reads program which selected And The Mountains Echoed as the book for the 10th year. A fitting selection considering that The Kite Runner had been chosen as the first book…

Presentation

Dinner at Istanblue and a Movie at Saratoga Film Forum Sunday, March 30th Make it a date night! Saratoga Reads presents View from a Grain of Sand A film by Meena Nanji USA Documentary: 58 minutes, 2006 Sunday, March 30 at the Saratoga Film Fourm 320 Broadway Saratoga Springs, NY Three Afghan women tell how international interventions, war, and the rise of political Islam,…

Exhibit Saratoga Art Center February and March

Since we have been having a number of winter snow storms, I thought that this image from my first visit to Afghanistan in February of 2003 would be appropriate.  It brings back fond memories of how safe I felt when I finally ventured out of our guest house door on my own discovering the city in the beauty of a covering of snow.  I…

Afghan Youth Orchestra in Carnegie Hall

Tuesday last week I traveled from Albany to New York City to see/hear the Afghan Youth Orchestra with two young Afghans and their Mother/caretaker while they are in the US going to school. We arrived found parking and wondered around Times Square until it was time to attend the concert.  All of us had been anticipating this day since we had decided to come….

West Africa Journey Interview

On Tuesday I was Interviewed by Ann Parillo on Schenectady Today.  This a very short snippet of what is to come  in the upcoming exhibition: Debunking the Myth of Voodoo and Slavery- A Journey in West Africa January 24 – March 15, 2013 (during library hours)   Artist Talk and Opening Reception: Thursday, January 24 – 5-8 p.m. Yates Gallery in the Standish Library…

Woman of Peace Award

December 3, 2012 I was humbled to receive the first Woman of Peace Award from Women Against War at the organization’s 10th year celebration. Both my husband and my mother along with 60 other friends and supporters were present. I was grateful to sit next to my mother who reached over and held my hand as I listened to Maureen Aumand describe so expressively…

Afghan Portraits: Windows of the Soul

Dear Friends, Many of you have mentioned that you are waiting to see some of my new work from the trip to West Africa. I will give a general overview of the trip in my next post for now I would like to share with you a current exhibit I set up just before I left for West Africa and will continue into the…

News Update!

Dear Friends, I seem to tell myself that I am going to make entries on a more regular basis and then time passes. Now I will catch you up, dear readers, with my latest activities. First during from September 22 to October 28th I have had 50 images at The Basset Gallery at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County, a wonderful gallery in…

News Update!

Look forward to seeing you all when I return. Connie

Exhibit Announcement

Hello all, This may be short notice but here is my latest show. Rensselaerville is a wonderful “hill town” full of old houses and people with a lot of spirit. They will be holding an intercultural dialogue with open discussion at 2:00 PM on Saturday April 30, 2011. Screening at Conkling Hall of the award winning documentary film Inside Islam: What a Billion Muslims…

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